Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi (USA)
These musical friends and close colleagues are both in Guelph to lead their respective bands, which provides a golden opportunity for an intimate voice-saxophone duo concert. Singer Amirtha Kidambi contributed in extraordinary fashion to The Oversoul Manual (AUM Fidelity), saxophonist and composer Darius Jones’s all-vocal (but wordless) suite, the fourth installment of his Man’ish Boy Epic, performed by the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. (Jones’s Le bébé de Brigitte [Lost in Translation], to be performed on 15 September, is the fifth installment of the Epic.) Kidambi has clearly been inspired by working with Jones, and has incorporated and synthesized his approach to composing for voice in the context of her group, Elder Ones (performing on 13 September). This concert provides a superb opportunity to experience the close rapport of these special musicians.
Friday, 14 September, 5:30pm, Silence
Darius Jones website
Amirtha Kidambi website
See also Darius Jones Quartet, Le bébé de Brigitte & Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones
Amirtha Kidambi photo credit: Reuben Radding